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1920's Japan Nippon Nihon 10 Sen coin earrings Yata sacred mirror floral blossom Tokyo Kawasaki Yokohama Sapporo Nagoya Kobe Osaka Okinawa Samurai symbol Judo Chrysanthemum Chiba Sakai paulownia Yata no Kagami Shibuya Kyoto Kodokan Emblem Sendai e000054

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Japan 10 Sen {1920-1932} 5S

Taisho & Show era

front: wave pattern background and flower-like form of sacred mirror around hole in center flanked by dots with authority on top and date below

In ancient Japan, mirrors were especially revered as rare and mysterious objects. In 1339, Chikafusa Kitabatake wrote (in the Jinno Shotoki) that they were seen as a “source of honesty” because they reflect “everything good and bad, right and wrong… without fail.” In fact, one of Japan’s three most important imperial treasures is a sacred mirror called Yata-no-Kagami.

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back: Chrysanthemum Flower (Coat of Arms & Emperor's Royal Seal)

Paulownia Flower with Heart shaped leaf

Lettering: 錢 十

Translation: Ten Sen

The Paulownia Flower Seal is the official seal of Government or the Prime Minister of Japan.
Whereas the Chrysanthemum Flower seal is both the Coat of Arms of Japan & Emperor's Royal Seal.

• quantity 1 pair
• demonetized (no longer in circulation) polished Copper-Nickel coins
• diameter: 22 mm
• weight: 3.75 g

• Style: steel fish hook ear wires with 6X2 mm coil
• Metal: silver plated surgical steel for sensitive ears
• Length: 19 mm top to bottom of open loop in front
• Thickness: 21 gauge
• rubber stoppers included

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